The state of Louisiana will begin collecting sales tax on out of state online sales starting Jan. 1. The changes were approved by the Louisiana Sales and Use Tax Commission Tuesday, Dec. 18 in a 5-2 vote.
The state will collect 8.45 percent of every dollar spent by Louisiana consumers in online sales. Four percent of the tax collected will be divided among individual parishes based upon their population. The rest will stay with the state.
The board defined out-of-state vendors based on how many sales they make or the amount they